VW won't renew contracts of 16,500 temporary workers: paper

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FRANKFURT, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Volkswagen , Europe's biggest carmaker, will not renew the contracts of all its 16,500 temporary workers this year in response to the brutal knock-down effects of the economic downturn on the car industry, Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn said. In a Saturday prerelease of his interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Winterkorn said: "We will no longer have any temporary workers" by the end of 2009. "That is not good for those who will be affected. But there is no ...

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